Degrees of Glory

There are three heavens: the celestial, the spiritual, and the natural. Those of a lower heaven are unable to see those in a higher heaven. Furthermore, the celestial heaven has three divisions. (Emanuel Swedenborg, “Heaven and Hell,” chapter 5)

There are three heavens: the celestial, terrestrial, and telestial kingdoms. Those of a lower heaven are unable to see those in a higher heaven. Furthermore, the celestial kingdom has three divisions.” (Joseph Smith, Doctrine and Covenants, 76, 131:1)

Eternal Marriage

Swedenborg witnessed a marriage ceremony in heaven, in which the husband wore priesthood robes like those of Aaron while the wife was arrayed as a queen. Also, marriage between man and woman is necessary to inherit the highest heaven.” (Emmanuel Swedenborg, “Conjugial Love,” pp. 20-21, 54(5), 155)

LDS temple marriages are believed to carry over to heaven, and involve clothing similar to what Swedenborg described. Also, marriage between man and woman is necessary to inherit the highest degree of the Celestial kingdom. (Joseph Smith, “Doctrine and Covenants,” 131:2)

Spirit World

After dying, people enter a world of spirits that is nearly identical to this one. Afterward, they inherit a degree of glory based on how they lived while incarnate.  (Emmanuel Swedenborg, “Heaven and Hell,” pp. 421-22)

After dying, people go to the spirit world, which exists here on this world. Afterward, they inherit a degree of glory based on how they lived on the earth as well as in the spirit world.  (–“Joseph Smith (Alma 12:24, 34:32-34, 40:21)

6 April

Emanuel Swedenborg received his divine calling on April 6, 1744. One year later on April 6, 1745 the Lord appeared to him again.

The LDS church was established on April 6, 1830. It also teaches that Jesus was born on April 6.  (Doctrine and Covenants, 20:1)

Apostasy & Restoration

“The church established by Christ died spiritually due to apostasy and false doctrines. The Lord’s church would be re-established and again act as a link with heaven. (Emmanuel Swedenborg, “Last Judgement,” pp. 33-39; “True Christian Religion,” p. 647)

The church established by Christ died spiritually due to apostasy and false doctrines. The Lord’s church was restored through Joseph Smith.  (Joseph Smith History,” 1:16)

Joseph Smith knew about Swedenborg

“Emanuel Swedenborg had a view of the world to come, but for daily food he perished.” (Statement in 1839 by Joseph Smith to Edward Hunter, a Swedenborgian convert who later became the presiding bishop of the Church)

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